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Covid Situation in Switzerland

Updated 10 March


Arrivals into the UK must quarantine for 10 days when travelling from Switzerland and covidtests to be taken on day 2 and day 8 must be arranged before travel. It is also a requirement to have a covid test within 72 hours of arrival into the UK.


Since 21 December visitors to Switzerland from the UK are required to quarantine for 10 days. Since the end of the (Brexit) transition period on 31/12/2020 UK nationals are not permitted to enter Switzerland for the purposes of tourism.


Although Switzerland has started its vaccination program it is going at a slow pace compared with the UK. Concerns over new mutations have also dominated headlines over recent months. Switzerland suffered a significant spike in December but since then has seen falling infection rates. From 1 March non essential shops, outdoor leisure facilities and museums have been allowed to open. Also gatherings of up to 15 people are allowed outdoors.


In terms of what the requirements are surrounding skiing (in brief), face coverings are required in cable cars and social distancing is required in lift queues. For lifts which are open air (chairlifts and T-bars) face coverings are also required. All enclosed lifts must operate at only two thirds capacity.  Restaurants in Switzerland are currently closed; mountain restaurants which had been allowed to open their terraces for takeaway food and drinks have had to close them again.


For up to date information on the situation in Switzerland please click here.